The Disco Biscuits
Sept 11, 2009
** 16-bit/44.1khz **
02 Mindless Dribble >
03 Spacebirdmatingcall >
04 And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night (1) >
05 Mindless Dribble >
08 House Dog Party Favor
09 Pit Bull Ricky (2)
11 Vassillios >
12 You And I >
13 Svenghali (3) >
13 The City
(2) first time played
(3) ending only
No opening act. Venue staff required tapers to set up in front of the soundboard at the rear of the orchestra beneath the overhanging balcony, hence more crowd noise. Special thanks to Jon Goldberg and tDB for the guestlist spot and to Matt Q for tracking this show!
February 20, 2010 Subject:
sick ass housedog and the first pimp blue they ever played live, not a bad start to a phire tour
December 10, 2009 Subject:
1st set rocked! Dribble and Spacebird really was off the wall. House Dog Party Favor, enuff said!
September 25, 2009 Subject:
Ah!! What a way to start of the fall terr....
I really enjoyed the first set....a lot. I feel that the Dribble opener is a little rusty during the first 5 minutes, but after that, everything seems to come together and gel like the old dayz. Needless to say, the first set is HOT! I'm a little iffy on the second set. But for what it's worth....this tour so far is freakin' smokin'.
Great recording, btw.
September 18, 2009 Subject:
A Few Great Jams, Lots Of Filler
Sound here is above average. It's a little bass heavy for my tastes, but certainly listenable.
Dribble > SBMC > Ladies > Dribble > SBMC
The first jam in Dribble is very focused from the start. Nice uptempo trip-hop jam. Almost sounds like they're going to go into Astronaut around 9:30-9:40 (mostly from Brownstein). Great build-up here, and solid communication between Magner/Barber as they near Spacebird. Allen is all over this jam.
Barber really nails the Spacebird riff, which is not always a given. Very, very good to hear. The jam out of Spacebird is a little too generic, and doesn't really seem to go anywhere beyond a superficial dance party jam.
Drop into Ladies is decent, but nothing you haven't heard before. The jam out is again pretty generic, nothing very interesting at all from Barber until they get close to the Dribble switch. The build here is decent, but again, nothing you haven't heard.
Dribble has a nice little type 1 jam in the apple buttered toast portion, and the jam out back into Spacebird is not all that good. Sort of has the feel of a start/stop jam, but it's not a start/stop jam. Magner's playing around with a gated-arp for a while, but the rhythm that Brownstein gets stuck in is kind of stale feeling, and he lays on it forever. They don't ever really seem to get going in this jam, and it feels like they're looking for a direction that they never really find. I do want to note that even though they're not playing anything that's necessarily that interesting, Barber is very on.
House Dog - Barber (mostly) nails the composed part of House Dog, except for one note he misses by a half-step. The 1st jam goes pretty much nowhere, but that's not surprising. Conversely, the 2nd jam is pretty interesting from the get-go. Great balance between all four members of the band, and Barber is playing off of Magner very well here. Really dark sounding jamming; fantastic. Allen is also a maniac at points in this jam.
Pit Bull Ricky - This song had a chance to be my favorite new song. And then the singing started. The singing on this song is so horrible that it hurts a little bit to say that this is my favorite band.
Aceetobee - The 1st jam leaves a little bit to be desired. There's a little too much Barber wankery here for me, and they never really deviate too far from the actual song. The second jam is perfect. It features Magner on his xylophone patch for a little bit, which I'm a huge sucker for. The build up to the peak is good, and Barber is just on fire.
The Vassillios jam is money from the beginning. Magner on sequenced arpeggiator, very digital sounding. They have a few build-ups here, which are very good. The drop into You and I is fantastic. The jam out of You and I is also very good, has a perfect level of balance between Magner and Barber. There is no jam at all in Svenghali or The City, and Mirrors is straightforward.
Overall, 3 stars. There are a few fantastic jams, but considering all but one jam in the first set is throwaway, and only half of the 2nd set is worth listening to, I can't in good conscience give this higher than 3.
September 15, 2009 Subject:
Great way to start the tour!
The whole first set was pretty solid not quite a palindrome but pretty close. During the transition between the second Dribble and Spacebird it felt as if they found a way to play both songs at exactly the same time... very expiramental and very enjoyable. The House dog was plain dirty as hell and deserves 5 stars on it's own. The new song Pit Bull Ricky wasn't bad at all it had almost a hip hop feel to it which I kinda liked. The rest of the set was definitely hot as well. The sound of the recording isn't all that great but I am thankful you got it up here so quickly. 3* recording 4* for the show.